Due to the possibility of cancellations, please check events’ websites/postings before attending.
1.) Mount Rushmore Rodeo
August 4, 20, 27 | Mount Rushmore Resort & Lodge at Palmer Gulch | Hill City | 6 p.m.
Kick up the dust at the Mount Rushmore Rodeo in Hill City for some racing, riding, roping, and more. Have some fun, grab some food, and cheer on the best rider.
MORE INFO: PALMERGULCH.COM.
2.) Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
August 5-14 | Sturgis | All day
Time to hop onto your ride, and head out to one of South Dakota’s largest events of the year: the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Participate in everything from group rides in the gorgeous scenery and poker runs to concerts and contests. Catch artists like Snoop Dogg, Rob Zombie, Buckcherry, and Jon Pardi. Book a stay in the area soon, have fun, and be safe.
3.) Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival
August 19-21 | Riverside Park | Yankton | Times Vary
Head to Riverside Park to check out 140+ park vendors, 50+ food vendors, free fireworks, a 5K, free entertainment from artists like Colt Ford and Saving Abel, a parade, and more. Yankton’s Riverboat Days is a can’t-miss event.
MORE INFO: RIVERBOATDAYS.COM.
4.) Corn Palace Festival
August 24-28 | Main Street | Mitchell | Times Vary
Bring family and friends for rides, free music, headlining performances, and more. Acts like Russell Dickerson, Adam and Amy Pope, Randy Houser, Night Ranger, and others.
5.) Kool Deadwood Nites
August 24-28 | Main Street | Deadwood | Times Vary
Classic car lovers gather for Kool Deadwood Nites. Enjoy classic music, fun, and vehicles from 1973 or earlier. From car auctions to a parade, there’s something for everyone.
6.) Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival
August 26-28 | Various Locations | Hot Springs | Times Vary
Take flight in a hot air balloon at sunrise and the “Glow Around Town” on Saturday evening. Browse venders, live music, activities for kids, food, and more.
MORE INFO: FALLRIVERBALLOONFEST.COM.
*All photos for 6 Things are submitted by the event or its promoter unless otherwise noted.